Important Warnings

  • On the “CycleAware” helmet-mounted mirror: “Remember: Objects in the mirror are actually behind you.”
  • On a large folding cardboard sunshade for car windscreens: “Do not attempt to operate vehicle with sunshade in place.”
  • On a car lock which loops around both the clutch pedal and the steering wheel: “Warning – Remove lock before driving.”
  • In the instructions for a Korean kitchen knife: “Keep out of children.”
  • On a packet of juggling balls: “This product contains small granules under 3 millimeters. Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years in Europe or 8 years in the USA.”
  • On a packet of Nytol sleeping tablets: “Warning: may cause drowsiness.”
  • On a packet of peanuts served on an internal flight in China (written in both English and Chinese): “Open packet and eat contents.”
  • On 500g packets of Sainsbury’s peanuts: “Contains nuts.”
  • Seen on a camera: “This camera only works when there is film inside.”
  • On a bottle of flavored milk drink: “After opening, keep upright.”
  • On a Rowenta iron: “Warning! Never iron clothes on the body!”
  • On a can of windscreen de-icing spray: “Spray works in sub-zero temperatures.”
  • On a can of insect spray: “Kills all kinds of insects! Warning: This spray is harmful to bees.”
  • A different brand of insect spray: “Kills flies, wasps, mosquitoes, midges, and other flying insects. Not tested on animals.”
  • On an ocean buoy for determining the position of submarines: “Protect from seawater.”
  • On a Halloween Batman costume: “This cape does not give the wearer the ability to fly.”